The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 230 268 241
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -27
Contract jobs citing vSphere 192 158 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.83% 0.65% 0.67%
As % of the System Software category 9.65% 7.19% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 111 103
Average daily rate
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£425 £419 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% +19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £313 £314
% change year-on-year
+21.60% -0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Average hourly rate £23.75 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 - £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 - £44.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £23.20 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -5.30%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1990 2196 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.63% 9.05% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1375 1018
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 122 216
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £24.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +20 49 £438 +10.75% 16
Croydon -9 1 £400 -11.11%
Enfield - - - -
Hayes - - - - 1
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 319 (85.07%) VMware
2 289 (77.07%) Windows
3 224 (59.73%) Active Directory
4 185 (49.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 168 (44.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 137 (36.53%) Citrix
7 129 (34.40%) Microsoft
8 127 (33.87%) SAN
9 117 (31.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 114 (30.40%) HP
11 97 (25.87%) DNS
12 92 (24.53%) Linux
12 92 (24.53%) SQL Server
13 89 (23.73%) PowerShell
14 81 (21.60%) ITIL
15 80 (21.33%) Cisco
16 77 (20.53%) XenApp
17 75 (20.00%) Firewall
18 74 (19.73%) IIS
19 71 (18.93%) Finance
20 69 (18.40%) MS Exchange
21 68 (18.13%) SCCM
21 68 (18.13%) Windows Server 2012
22 66 (17.60%) Migration
23 60 (16.00%) IBM
24 58 (15.47%) vCloud
25 57 (15.20%) NetApp
25 57 (15.20%) SQL
26 54 (14.40%) VMware ESX
27 53 (14.13%) VPN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 74 (19.73%) IIS
2 69 (18.40%) MS Exchange
3 50 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 48 (12.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 22 (5.87%) Lync
7 21 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2003
9 17 (4.53%) Apache
10 15 (4.00%) OpenStack
10 15 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 14 (3.73%) Office Communications Server
12 9 (2.40%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (1.60%) Tomcat
15 4 (1.07%) Node.js
16 3 (0.80%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.80%) JBoss
17 2 (0.53%) Drupal
18 1 (0.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 37 (9.87%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.53%) MS Office
3 8 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.80%) Office 365
2 32 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.47%) IaaS
4 9 (2.40%) PaaS
5 8 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.33%) Google App Engine
6 5 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.33%) GitHub
7 4 (1.07%) SaaS
8 3 (0.80%) Heroku
9 2 (0.53%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 127 (33.87%) SAN
2 97 (25.87%) DNS
3 75 (20.00%) Firewall
4 53 (14.13%) VPN
5 51 (13.60%) TCP/IP
6 46 (12.27%) VLAN
7 43 (11.47%) NAS
8 40 (10.67%) DHCP
9 39 (10.40%) NetScaler
10 30 (8.00%) WAN
11 25 (6.67%) MPLS
12 23 (6.13%) Network Security
13 21 (5.60%) Internet
14 20 (5.33%) SSL
14 20 (5.33%) LAN
15 19 (5.07%) LDAP
16 18 (4.80%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (4.27%) iSCSI
17 16 (4.27%) Cisco Nexus
18 14 (3.73%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (24.53%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.47%) DB2
4 7 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.60%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (1.33%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.33%) Redis
6 5 (1.33%) MySQL
7 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.80%) Big Data
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (3.20%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.93%) MSI
3 8 (2.13%) Subversion
4 6 (1.60%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.80%) Hudson
6 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.27%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.27%) JIRA
General
1 71 (18.93%) Finance
2 31 (8.27%) Banking
3 13 (3.47%) Marketing
3 13 (3.47%) Investment Banking
3 13 (3.47%) Advertising
4 9 (2.40%) Retail
4 9 (2.40%) Publishing
5 8 (2.13%) Law
6 5 (1.33%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.07%) Games
7 4 (1.07%) Legal
8 3 (0.80%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.80%) Back Office
9 2 (0.53%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 89 (23.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (12.00%) Architect
3 29 (7.73%) Administrator
4 26 (6.93%) Wintel Engineer
5 25 (6.67%) Analyst
5 25 (6.67%) Consultant
5 25 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
6 20 (5.33%) Server Engineer
7 17 (4.53%) Infrastructure Architect
7 17 (4.53%) Systems Administrator
8 14 (3.73%) Network Engineer
8 14 (3.73%) VMware Engineer
9 12 (3.20%) Server Administrator
10 11 (2.93%) VMware Consultant
10 11 (2.93%) Linux Engineer
11 10 (2.67%) Support Engineer
11 10 (2.67%) Windows Administrator
11 10 (2.67%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (2.40%) Technical Architect
12 9 (2.40%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.47%) .NET
2 12 (3.20%) Regular Expression
3 9 (2.40%) Application Packaging
4 8 (2.13%) Web Services
5 7 (1.87%) SOAP
6 5 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (1.33%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (1.33%) ZeroMQ
7 3 (0.80%) RESTful
7 3 (0.80%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.80%) Middleware
8 2 (0.53%) COM
8 2 (0.53%) REST
9 1 (0.27%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.27%) XML
9 1 (0.27%) J2EE
9 1 (0.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.00%) Clustering
2 35 (9.33%) Replication
3 21 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.00%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.93%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.93%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.40%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.13%) Open Source
8 7 (1.87%) CLARiiON
9 6 (1.60%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.60%) PKI
9 6 (1.60%) Celerra
10 5 (1.33%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.07%) CESG
11 4 (1.07%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.07%) Online Games
11 4 (1.07%) Spread Betting
11 4 (1.07%) EqualLogic
12 3 (0.80%) AS400
13 2 (0.53%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 289 (77.07%) Windows
2 168 (44.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 117 (31.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 92 (24.53%) Linux
5 68 (18.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (10.67%) UNIX
7 28 (7.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (5.07%) Windows 7
9 18 (4.80%) AIX
9 18 (4.80%) SUSE
10 12 (3.20%) Oracle Linux
11 11 (2.93%) CentOS
11 11 (2.93%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.80%) Solaris
12 3 (0.80%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.27%) openSUSE
14 1 (0.27%) Android
14 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (21.60%) ITIL
2 66 (17.60%) Migration
3 37 (9.87%) Load Balancing
4 33 (8.80%) Configuration Management
5 30 (8.00%) Change Management
6 29 (7.73%) DevOps
7 26 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (5.07%) Performance Tuning
9 18 (4.80%) Performance Monitoring
10 17 (4.53%) Service Management
11 14 (3.73%) Service Delivery
11 14 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (3.73%) Problem Management
12 12 (3.20%) Project Management
12 12 (3.20%) Line Management
13 11 (2.93%) Kernel Tuning
13 11 (2.93%) Kalman Filter
13 11 (2.93%) Incident Management
14 10 (2.67%) Data Protection
14 10 (2.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 89 (23.73%) PowerShell
2 57 (15.20%) SQL
3 25 (6.67%) Python
4 23 (6.13%) Perl
5 21 (5.60%) VBScript
6 20 (5.33%) VB
7 18 (4.80%) Ruby
8 14 (3.73%) Shell Script
9 12 (3.20%) Java
10 11 (2.93%) PHP
11 6 (1.60%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.33%) Clojure
12 5 (1.33%) Haskell
12 5 (1.33%) Erlang
12 5 (1.33%) Golang
13 4 (1.07%) VBA
14 1 (0.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 43 (11.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (10.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 29 (7.73%) Security Cleared
4 22 (5.87%) MCSE
5 20 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (5.07%) SC Cleared
7 18 (4.80%) CCNA
8 13 (3.47%) MCITP
9 12 (3.20%) Degree
10 10 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (2.67%) DV Cleared
11 9 (2.40%) MCP
12 7 (1.87%) NCDA
12 7 (1.87%) NCIE
12 7 (1.87%) VCAP
13 6 (1.60%) RHCT
13 6 (1.60%) VCDX
14 5 (1.33%) CCA
15 4 (1.07%) CCNP
15 4 (1.07%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.40%) SLA
2 5 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.53%) QA
4 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 224 (59.73%) Active Directory
2 185 (49.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (20.53%) XenApp
4 58 (15.47%) vCloud
5 54 (14.40%) VMware ESX
6 45 (12.00%) Hyper-V
7 43 (11.47%) XenDesktop
8 38 (10.13%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (4.00%) NFS
10 14 (3.73%) XenServer
11 12 (3.20%) Firmware
11 12 (3.20%) FreeRADIUS
12 11 (2.93%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (2.40%) VMware Server
14 8 (2.13%) Terminal Services
14 8 (2.13%) UAG
15 7 (1.87%) KVM
16 4 (1.07%) Xen
17 3 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 2 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 68 (18.13%) SCCM
2 37 (9.87%) SCOM
3 31 (8.27%) Puppet
4 14 (3.73%) HP SIM
4 14 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (3.47%) Tivoli
6 12 (3.20%) EdgeSight
7 11 (2.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (2.67%) Nagios
9 9 (2.40%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 9 (2.40%) ZABBIX
9 9 (2.40%) BMC PATROL
10 7 (1.87%) Control-M
10 7 (1.87%) SCOrch
11 6 (1.60%) Backup Exec
11 6 (1.60%) SCVMM
11 6 (1.60%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (1.60%) BladeLogic
11 6 (1.60%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 5 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 319 (85.07%) VMware
2 137 (36.53%) Citrix
3 129 (34.40%) Microsoft
4 114 (30.40%) HP
5 80 (21.33%) Cisco
6 60 (16.00%) IBM
7 57 (15.20%) NetApp
8 39 (10.40%) Dell
8 39 (10.40%) F5
9 36 (9.60%) EMC
10 34 (9.07%) Red Hat
11 24 (6.40%) CheckPoint
12 21 (5.60%) Sophos
13 20 (5.33%) Oracle
14 19 (5.07%) Juniper
15 16 (4.27%) BMC
15 16 (4.27%) 3PAR
16 15 (4.00%) McAfee
17 14 (3.73%) Symantec
18 12 (3.20%) Infoblox
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